Pontian Taman Megah Famous Ah Kim Rojak 笨珍啊金罗惹 |Johor Kaki Travels For Food
Found my way to Ah Kim rojak stall inward Pontian's Taman Megah , thank y'all to reader TzeXuan's suggestion. The 40+ twelvemonth one-time stall is a local favourite as well as nosotros dearest it likewise 😋
To notice Ah Kim's rojak stall , railroad train your WAZE App to "168 Kopitiam 26 Jalan Megah two Pontian Johor". It's well-nigh 10 minutes drive from downtown Pontian , which is worth the side trip if y'all are a boot the bucket difficult , one-time schoolhouse rojak fan.
The younger Mr. Chong runs the stall now. His dad Ah Kim has retired afterwards nearly fifty years.
The cardinal to Ah Kim's rojak are his sauces as well as peanuts. Ah Kim makes his ain blend of fermented prawn sauce , night sauce as well as toasted crushed peanuts. You tin purchase these at the stall to brand your ain rojak at home.
When at Ah Kim's rojak , elbow grease the spicy version - Ah Kim uses raw chili for his rojak which gives a zesty , sharper hot sting. Love it.
Mr. Chong folds fresh cucumber , pineapple , blanched edible bean sprout , bangkuang (Chinese turnip) , y'all char kueh , mashed chili , etc amongst fermented prawn glue , blended night soy sauce as well as crushed peanuts to brand his delectable rojak (which literally agency "to mix" inward Malay).
It's a tasty ugly mess (paraphrasing Anthony Bourdain who described char kway teow every bit the "tastiest ugly mess"). I retrieve rojak as well as char kway teow "got fight" for the championship of tastiest as well as ugliest. Actually , I retrieve rojak win 😜
In the ugly heap tarred amongst thick night sauces was a jumble of textures - crunchy juicy cucumber , juicy Pekan Nanas pineapple , Chinese turnip , blanched edible bean sprouts , nutty crushed peanuts , spongy chewy y'all char kway etc.
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In the oral cavity , it's a blend of good balanced tangy , sugariness , savoury , nutty as well as spicy flavours from the prawn sauce , night soy sauce , crushed nuts , as well as all the cutting vegetables. The intensity is robust but non as well as thus rigid that it overwhelms the natural flavours of the fresh vegetables - nosotros tin notwithstanding savour the vegetables' natural sweetness , zest etc. You tin gustation the zesty mashed chili padi likewise 😋
Ah Kim has a few other dishes , all based on his blend of fermented prawn sauce , night soy sauce as well as musical rhythm out peanuts.
This is y'all char kway (Chinese deep fried crullers). All the flavours from the sauces kaw kaw (thick as well as strong) on the y'all char kway.
Tau Kwa Pau - a fried edible bean curd slit as well as stuffed amongst rojak. Nice 😋
This is unique , created past times Ah Kim.
It's only a flimsy excuse to indulge inward to a greater extent than of Ah Kim's rojak sauce 😄 The thick gooey sauce is folded betwixt a sparse spell of crunchy juicy bangkuang.
The savoury , sugariness , spicy , nutty rojak sauce is complemented past times sweetness from the bangkuang.
Not enough? You tin convey Ah Kim's rojak sauce drizzled over crispy Pontian fish crackers 😄
4-Star (out of 5). There are non many nutrient stalls on tricycles left inward Johor (none inward Singapore). I dearest Ah Kim's rojak inward Pontian because the homemade rojak sauce is robust but good balanced , allowing me to savour the fresh vegetables' natural gustation as well as sweetness. Eating bully rojak standing beside a street side tricycle stall nether a shady tree , struggling helplessly amongst the glutinous thick pungent sauce dribbling downwardly your mitt , is a priceless experience. Standby around moisture ones 😂
Restaurant name: 笨珍啊金罗惹 Pontian Ah Kim Rojak stall
Address: Along Jalan Megah xi , Taman Megah , Pontian , Johor (across Jalan Megah Utama from Yilufa 168 java shop)
GPS: 1°30'09.7"N 103°23'13.8"E 1.502691 , 103.387178
Hours: 12:00 noon to 5:00pm (Mon & Tues off)
No pork , no lard , no Halal cert
Date visited: half-dozen December 2017
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